Pacquiao Loses Pound For Pound Crown?
It was Floyd Mayweather who allegedly put an end to Manny Pacquiao’s three-year title as the Pound for Pound King.
Come May this year, The Ring magazine’s issue will hit the stands and everyone would confirm who’s the new Best Fighter in the World.
As reported by Nick Giongco of Manila Bulletin, Mayweather emerged as the top in Best Fighter Poll by the said magazine.
Mayweather got 5.5 first-place votes, while Pacquiao received 3.5. Making up third to tenth places are Sergio Martinez, Andre Ward, Juan Manuel Marquez, Nonito Donaire, Wladimir Klitschko, Tim Bradley, Pongsaklek Wonjongkam and Lucian Bute.
Pacquiao also put a stop to Mayweather’s domination of the annual Ring poll in 2008 after he became the clear choice from 2005 until 2007.
The Ring poll began in 1980 with Panamanian Roberto Duran as its first top pick. Through the years, marquee names who have topped the poll include Roy Jones Jr. (six times), Marvin Hagler (four times), Julio Cesar Chavez (thrice), Mike Tyson (twice), Pernell Whitaker (twice), Bernard Hopkins, Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Oscar De La Hoya, Shane Mosley and Felix Trinidad.